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All Eyes On Amazon Earnings

Amazon plans to release its third-quarter earnings after the close on Thursday, October 26. We reviewed its prospects in the October 22 issue of the FinancialCyclesWeekly.com newsletter.

The overall trading action in this stock has been quite weak since its huge earnings miss last quarter as the stock hit significant Chiron resistance, so a lot is riding on this new report.

Amazon Price Chart
The trading action for Amazon (AMZN) adheres closely to the planetary price lines provided by geocentric Mercury and Chiron in the ninth harmonic. Note the high hitting resistance on a first-harmonic Chiron line at the last earnings announcement.

 

Analysts expect a loss of 2 cents per share with revenues of $41.97 billion, which would mean sales growth of 28%, but an EPS plunge of nearly 104%.

What Does The Astrology Say About Amazon?

Transiting Saturn is in opposition to First-Trade Kronos on Thursday, pushing AMZN to secure its status at the top of the e-commerce heap. Its position as the number one player online is clearly facing some major challenges. And with Mars crossing the First-Trade IC and a Sun/Jupiter conjunction semi-square First-Trade Mars, there are clear signs of successful action and positive performance.

Amazon 90-Degree Dial
This 90-degree dial for the Amazon (AMZN) First-Trade horoscope has the red pointer aligned with the transiting conjunction of the Sun and Jupiter at the time that AMZN earnings will be released on October 26.

But when we look at the AMZN First-Trade horoscope on the 90-degree dial with the pointer on the transiting Sun/Jupiter conjunction, the indications seem mixed.

Powerful Developments & Significant Evolution

The activation of the Pluto/Midheaven axis signals powerful developments and significant evolution. But Admetos/Vulcanus suggests major obstacles ahead, with lots of potential resistance to the company’s plans for expansion.

Those challenges may focus on Amazon’s efforts to open up new locations for its operations (Jupiter/Saturn). And with Apollon/Admetos also in play, there may be some interesting compromises for the company in the works.

So here’s the bottom line.

I’m definitely looking for Amazon to beat estimates on October 26, and there’s a distinct possibility of a nice price pop in the stock immediately after that.

But even so, the long-term outlook may not be so rosy. I’m not sure that we should expect the good news coming from an earnings report to prevent further trading obstacles ahead.

An Astro-Trading Oil Prices Chart?

As I noted recently in the latest installment of the Astro-Traders Tip of the Week, the big event that astro-traders need to keep an eye on right now is the conjunction of the Sun with Neptune at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night, February 25.

Potential EuroZone Confusion

This alignment will take place at 7 degrees Pisces, a position that puts it in conjunction with Saturn in the May 17, 1876 horoscope for the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

While that connection suggests that we’ll want to watch for continuing developments in EU politics during the coming weeks, the Sun/Neptune combination promotes confusion and illusory thinking in general. This could mean some speculative opportunities that seem to be too good to be true (and probably are), along with duplicity, muddled market signals, and self-deception.

Why An Oil Prices Chart?

But Neptune is also traditionally associated with petroleum, so a horoscope for the conjunction tonight could in one sense be considered an oil prices chart as well.

Sun Neptune 2015 Oil Prices Chart
The 90-degree dial presentation of the horoscope for the Sun/Neptune conjunction on February 25 can function as an oil prices chart if we pay attention to the midpoint structures.

The Sun/Neptune conjunction aligns with the midpoint of Chiron and Admetos, which suggests problematic circumstances with regard to basic raw materials, including petroleum. I noted the roles of Neptune and Admetos in a recent blog post on oil prices chart considerations.

Stressful situations like this one that include a Chiron factor often turn out to be blessings in disguise, however, especially for the financial players that have hidden interests or unexpected connections.

Note as well that the Sun/Neptune conjunction also activates the Hades/Poseidon midpoint (defective thinking, unclear communications, core deficiencies). There’s also an impact here on the Uranus/Apollon alignment (the tension of uncertainty impacted by sudden shifts in supply and demand).

Stock Trading Possibilities

While all these factors contribute to the usefulness of the Sun/Neptune conjunction horoscope as an oil prices chart, there are also opportunities for profitable stock market trades that accompany the Sun/Neptune conjunction.

As we noted in a recent article at FinancialCyclesWeekly.com, “this planetary aspect typically follows an upward-trending market, which tends to culminate about nine or ten days after the alignment, prior to a strong sell-off.” That could offer some short-term trading opportunities now for savvy astro-traders – you can read about “The Sun/Neptune Conjunction and the S&P” HERE.

Full Moon Power in New York

Today is the last Full Moon of 2014, and it packs plenty of power!

The fact is, every Full Moon is an extraordinarily powerful time. It’s the part of the monthly lunar cycle that brings things into sharp focus. It’s the time when we get to see things that we might not notice otherwise.

At the time of the Full Moon we can deal with the results and outcomes of everything that we got started with two weeks ago. That was the time of the last New Moon.

The New Moon is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. The Full Moon is the time of monthly harvest. It can happen emotionally, mentally, and often socially as well.

The Full Moon in New York City

That social power of the current Full Moon is evident in the horoscope for today’s event, set for New York City.

 

Full Moon December 2014
The final Full Moon of 2014 as seen in New York City.

We typically set our financial astrology charts for New York because that location is the center of so much global money power. But examining the chart for the current Full Moon in that location reveals some startling dynamics.

What’s most obvious here, of course, is the fact that the December 6 Full Moon is closely aligned with the Ascendant/Descendant axis in the New York chart.

That means there’s a particularly strong resonance with that location. It also means that we can expect social and interpersonal relationships to be in the spotlight. That’s true during the days just before, during, and after this particular Full Moon.

The Sun/Mercury conjunction in the Full Moon chart emphasizes the importance of clear communications now. The fact that Chiron creates a T-Square pattern with the Sun/Moon opposition suggests that stressful situations are likely to be highlighted. It contributes to an uncomfortable need for healing, painfully evident in the midst of confrontations.

With Uranus near the nadir of the Full Moon horoscope, there are definitely disturbing factors at work.The Uranus/Admetos semi-square is another indication of stressful confrontations, with potentially explosive forces smashing up against severe obstacles.

The midpoint structures in this Full Moon chart are also especially noteworthy.

The Full Moon itself triggers the Neptune/Cupido midpoint in the eighth harmonic.This is indicative of a lack of social harmony, with considerable dissatisfaction among the general populace.

Even more importantly, the Full Moon degree is also in an eighth-harmonic alignment with the Zeus/Poseidon midpoint. This suggests that this particular Full Moon is a time in which the public is compelled to make clear mental commitments. It’s a time for taking a stand, for expressing leadership through decisive declarations.

This is the kind of energy that can make a big impact in the markets, of course. As we approach the trading week just ahead of us we’ll be watching for some extra volatility. In general, it’s extremely important to pay attention to lunar cycles as a key tool in astro-trading.

That makes this an especially appropriate time to listen to my classic UAC presentation on “How To Become A Stock Market Lunatic”. Harmonic Research Associates has it available as an MP3 download.

But the Full Moon this weekend is not just an astro-trading indicator. It’s also a key time to pay attention to decisive social issues. That’s true no matter where we happen to be, but particularly in New York City right now, where the Full Moon energy is especially powerful.

 

Google’s Artistic Impulse Reveals Its Secrets

A remarkable combination of planetary transits whacked Google’s First-Trade horoscope on Thursday, sending the price of the GOOG stock plunging.

Uranus and Chiron were the heavy hitters in the equation, with Mars adding some extra energy to the mix

The event triggered by the planetary line-up was a premature release of a negative earnings report for the company, but that wasn’t all that happened.

On the same day, Google released an amazing series of photos taken inside the company’s top-secret data centers, showing some of the massive arrays of equipment that manage the search engine’s huge data flow.

The astrological event that provoked the photo release was transiting Mars conjoining Cupido in the GOOG First-Trade horoscope, a signature of “artistic activity”.

And that was what was so surprising about the pictures that Google released– the images themselves are gorgeous!

Here are a few samples:

 

“These colorful pipes send and receive water for cooling our facility. Also pictured is a G-Bike, the vehicle of choice for team members to get around outside our data centers.”

 

“Our Council Bluffs data center provides over 115,000 square feet of space. We make the best out of every inch, so you can use services like Search and YouTube in the most efficient way possible.”

 

“Inside our campus network room, routers and switches allow our data centers to talk to each other. The fiber optic networks connecting our sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. The fiber cables run along the yellow cable trays near the ceiling.”

“Hovering above the floor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the scale of our data center there begins to take shape. Huge steel beams both support the structure and help distribute power.”

“Our pipes aren’t the only colorful things at our data centers. These cables are organized by their specific hue. On the floor, this can make things less technical: “Hand me a blue one.”

You can check out the full photo gallery at http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/#/ 

 

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event for Barack Obama

With the U.S. presidential campaign going into its final weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are big names in the news right now.

The outcome of the election, as well as the uncertainty leading up to it, can both have a big impact on the markets, but it’s generally much more profitable to pay attention to what the markets are actually doing than to get caught up in the name-calling and campaign rhetoric.

In the case of Obama, however, there are some interesting insights to be gained from paying attention to the planetary transits to his natal horoscope. He’s going through a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic cycle, and it’s sure to have a big influence on world events during the coming weeks, no matter what the outcome of the election turns out to be.

Here’s an eight-minute video that provides the details: